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Now Certified! PEIP is over 75% sold out!

The PEIP Conference has sold out every year!

Don’t miss your opportunity to join ACFP and the PEER team this October for the popular PEIP Conference in Edmonton. Register today and save before prices increase on September 29.

Registrations are available online only and the deadline for registrations is October 12, 2018.

 

Session Spotlight: Begone Evidence Nihilist: Some primary care interventions that really work

Sometimes, in trying to separate the wheat from the chaff in terms of evidence, we have to spend so much time debunking exaggerated claims of effectiveness that we forget about all of the advances we’ve made and continue to make in modern medicine. This talk will review some of the greatest medical achievements in terms of prolonging human life, why they’re still so important, and the interventions we are making now that not only prolong life, but quality of life.

Planning committee member, Tony Nickonchuk, closes this year’s conference on a happy note: What you’re doing does make a difference!

Session Spotlight: It’s Okay to Get ANALgesic About Pain: Non-opioid solutions for chronic pain

Treatment of chronic pain can sometimes feel like running around in circles, leading us to question if we are doing the right thing. This talk will review what evidence currently out there for chronic pain which, we hope, will confirm that you’re on the right track or affect your current approach to managing pain.

Our newest planning committee member, Danielle Perry, and team member Joey Ton, keep it pain-free during this session on the evidence in chronic pain and the struggles encountered with interpretation.

 

Earn Up to 13.0 Credits!

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Alberta Chapter for up to 13.0 Mainpro+ credits.

Please note: You must attend both the pre-conference workshop and the full conference to be eligible for the full 13.0 credits.

 

Accommodations at the DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton

Reserve a room before Thursday, October 4 to take advantage of the conference rate. When booking your accommodations, please reference “PEC” or book online now.

Registration is now open!

Don’t delay, register for PEIP today!

Pre-conference session confirmed!

We have added a new pre-conference session to this year’s conference line up. Led by Dr. Christy Sutherland (Vancouver inner-city harm reduction), participants will be provided strategies for identifying and evaluating patients in their practices with opioid use disorder, implementing and initiating therapy (including opioid agonist therapies), and providing ongoing treatment in the primary care setting. Participants will also enjoy the opportunity to learn from local family physician leaders—Drs. Jessica Kirkwood and Cathy Scrimshaw—in the field during this three (3) hour workshop on Friday morning. This program aims to inform participants of best practices and local resources that will allow them to optimize care for patients with opioid use disorder. (Space for this workshop is limited and available in-person only.)

2018 Conference topics include:

In addition to the popular What’s New, What’s True, What’s Poo? session, this year’s topics include:

  • Best Tips for New Moms
  • Biologics and Biosimilars
  • Diabetes Medications Update
  • Driving in the Elderly and Medically-at-Risk
  • Fatty Liver
  • Medical Oncology
  • Pearls for Primary Care in: Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Palliative Care, Rheumatology, and Urology
  • Top 5 Non-Opioid Solutions for Chronic Pain
  • Vascular Surgery
  • VTE Prophylaxis
  • What We Do in Medicine That Works!

Tax Tips for Your Practice

Hosted by the First Five Years in Family Practice (FFYFP) Committee, the ACFP is excited to invite you to attend an information session to learn about practical tax planning strategies and an opportunity to network with your peers.

Tax Tips for Your Practice & Networking Session
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 – 6:00pm
DoubleTree by Hilton in West Edmonton

Light appetizers and refreshments will be served before the presentation, and there will be a networking opportunity following.

Webcast Added!
We have also added a webcast option for those who cannot make it in person, but spots are limited to 25 participants.

More About the Session
At the session, you will hear information from a fellow physician and some tax professionals about the new federal tax law changes, potential tax strategies to reduce tax burden, case scenarios regarding the choice to incorporate, potential tax deductions, and other practical tips!

Learning Objectives
In this session, the tax experts will:

  1. Briefly outline the new federal tax changes as they relate to medical corporations
  2. Discuss potential tax strategies to reduce tax burden in relation to these new tax changes, using case studies and practice/specific advice geared to early career physicians who have more debt than savings
  3. Provide case scenarios where a new physician would and would not benefit from incorporation

In addition to this, there will be an experienced physician who will:

  1. Provide a list of potential business and personal tax deductions specific to early career physicians
  2. Share other practical tips they wish they knew earlier in their career

The 63rd ASA is SOLD OUT! Registration is now closed.

ASA Registration is now closed. Thank you for your support!

If you are a Research Participant or a Speaker and still require to register please contact cpd@acfp.ca.

 

63rd Annual Scientific Assembly | March 2-4, 2018 | Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, AB

The ACFP’s ASA brings together more than 350 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students to network and share best practices in primary care.

Relevant and Thought-Provoking Topics

  • Medical cannabis,
  • reconciling indigenous health,
  • seniors care,
  • addictions, chronic respiratory and pain management,
  • HPV/STI/BV evidence update,
  • refugee/newcomer health,
  • the diabetic foot,
  • transgender health, and much more.

For full session details, visit the 63rd ASA Agenda page or for more information visit the 63rd ASA Conference site.

Don’t Miss Out! Register Today!

The ACFP is pleased to offer a number of registration type options to fit the ASA attendee. We are also happy to offer a number of prorated registration options for those members who cannot commit to the full ASA schedule or are only interested in attending our Pre-Conference courses. Take a look at the registration options available to you.

Book Your Room Early!

Why wait? Make sure you are not disappointed and book your room at the official host hotel now, the Rimrock Resort Hotel. Reserve your room by calling 1-888-746-7625.

LeadFM Leadership Development Course: Primary Care Transformation

Primary Care Transformation: How to Tackle Sticky Situations We Were Never Taught to Address

October 20, 0800-1130
Brad Bahler, Nadine Letwin

Are you interested in leadership development?

Join Drs. Brad Bahler and Nadine Letwin as they present a half-day session before the PEIP Conference on October 20th. Their session, “Primary Care Transformation: How to Tackle Sticky Situations We Were Never Taught to Address will explore the “system transformation” element of the LEADS Framework.

In health care, we all eventually come face to face with problems outside our specific locus of control. These “system” problems in health care pose significant challenges to patients and primary care providers alike.

We will examine what is meant by systems transformation, expose participants to challenges that are rooted in our traditional mindset, and consider new approaches to problems we were never taught to solve. This session is part of the LeadFM Leadership Program.

There are only 30 spots available in this workshop, so head over here for more information or register for the session here.

 

Practising Wisely in Red Deer

Don’t Miss Out on this Upcoming Workshop on September 9th in Red Deer

The Alberta College of Family Physicians is proud to sponsor “Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment,” an active learning workshop developed by the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) that focuses on too much medicine. It builds on the OCFP’s popular program “Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There!” and the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign.

When: September 9th 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Where: Red Deer Sheraton Hotel – 3310 50 Ave
Price: $600

Space is limited so be sure to Register Here

Find out more on PractisingWisely.ca

Participants will identify opportunities on how to “practise wisely”, with a focus on reducing over-prescribing, over-imaging, over-screening and over-monitoring using the latest evidence and tools from diverse sources. This workshop aligns closely with the Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) campaign to implement good healthcare stewardship and avoid over-medicalization.

After active engagement in this full-day, deep dive into all 4 modules, participants will be better able to: Identify opportunities to reduce “too much medicine” Access and assess reliable, renewing online resources Integrate relevant evidence into individual patient care, and Communicate and build consensus with patients to reduce over-medicalization For more information on this and other CPD workshops, contact ACFP at cpd@acfp.ca.

PEER takes CPD Roadshows north to the Yukon

Together with the PEER Team, the Alberta College of Family Physicians is pleased to bring our CPD Roadshow to the Yukon this fall!

Based on the solicited feedback from local care providers and their identified topic areas, the inaugural Yukon and Rural North Conference (“Yu-Con”) brings together family physicians, residents, and students with their allied care colleagues (pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses) to learn, discuss, and share the latest studies on evidence-based medicine.

Similar in nature to the popular Practical Evidence for Informed Practice conference, “Yu-Con” features a day and a half of “quick snapper” sessions on a variety of primary care topics.

Yu-Con | Yukon and Rural North Conference
September 15-16, 2017 | Whitehorse, YT

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 14.5 Mainpro+ credits.

More information is available for download. Registration is also available now.

Join Us for the 6th Annual PEIP Conference

Don’t Miss Out!

PEIP Conference | October 20-21 | DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton

Focusing on relevant, evidence-based, and thought-provoking topics in health care that combine evidence, experience, and patient values, the Practical Evidence for Informed Practice (PEIP) conference is applicable to all primary care practitioners.

Back by popular demand – Live Webcast

The 2017 PEIP conference will be offered via live webcast for those who prefer to participate from the comfort of their own home or participate with colleagues from the office. Individual and group rates will be offered.

Conference Details

Download your official conference brochure for more information.